Panther Chameleon Localities

By Prehistoric Folks

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Before you stands one of the largest recollections of panther chameleon localities of the whole internet. I hope you enjoy it, learn something, and subsequentially satisfy your curiosity. 

I feel obliged to mention, however, that not every locality is present on this list, so if you notice any absences or feel the need to correct us, please feel free to do so here.


These panther chameleons have blue bodies with either blue or red stripes. They usually also have yellow marks around their lips, an electric blue horizontal line that crosses their body, and their eyes display red patterns.



These panther chameleons are divided into two main groups: those with blue bars and those with red bars.

The ones with red bars have a red or yellow patterning with green dominant coloring. They have red eyes, white mouths, and a light blue lateral line.

Blue bars have blue vertical bars and their coloration varies from green, yellow and red. Typically their eyes are red, their mouths yellow, and their lateral line is electric blue.



This is one of the rarest panther chameleons. They are predominantly red (which sometimes blends into green or orange) with some white or blue accents.


The Andapa locality is fairly similar to the Sambava and Marojeji localities, with the only difference that these chameleons turn lemon yellow in mating season and when stressed.


These chameleons, similarly to the Antahala locality, are either red or orange with white speckling. Some individuals also have a white lateral line.

Nosy Be


This locality is known for being almost fully blue, with the mere exception of the yellow coloration they possess in their lips. Some also show shades of green.

Nosy Boraha


This locality exhibits a dominant white background with red and blue bars.

Nosy Faly


With a background coloration that ranges from white to blue, these chameleons have a white lateral line in addition to red dots all over their bodies. Their eyes often have red or yellow patterns.

Nosy Mitsio


These individuals are typically all green in coloration. When fired up, their body coloration goes yellow with green barring, occasionally showing some orange below their chins.

Nosy Radama


This locality of chameleon is commonly pink or red with blue crests and a solid white lateral line.

Nosy Tanikely

Unlike their "neighbors" (Nosy Be and Nosy Faly), these chameleons show a more present orange coloration rather than being predominantly blue. Their bodies are blue with turquoise-green stripes. However, their heads are mainly orange and red, such colors fading along with the body. 

Nosy Hara

When at rest, this locality of chameleon appears fully green. However, when they get fired up they develop a bright orange coloration all throughout their bodies, with their head remaining green and turquoise blue. They have brown-garnet bars and an ice blue lateral line. The lower parts of their body develop a more reddish coloration, as well as their eyes.

Nosy Valiha

These chameleons are bright green with garnet-reddish bars. Their crests are fully red, and so are their eyes, and they have a blueish-white lateral uninterrupted line. When fired up, these chameleons will turn yellow.


This locality is primarily green, with red stripes and eyes. Additionally, they have an ice blue lateral line. When fired up, they turn bright red and orange. It is noteworthy to mention that this species (as well as many others on this list come from a protected area, and so you won't see any LEGAL specimens in the pet trade. However, if you do see one, know that it is either illegally imported, o simply wrongfully labeled.


These chameleons are primarily lime green with dark cross bands and a red-orangeish coloration on their heads. As they get older, more red will start showing up all around their bodies.


Their dominant colors include yellow, red, and green and typically have red or green stripes with a white or blue lateral line.



This rare locality, often confused with the Nosy Boraha, has predominantly a white and light blue coloration on their abdominal region and head. Their lateral line is white, their bars ice blue, and the background color on their dorsals is red with shades of green.


This exceptionally rare locality has a predominantly green coloration, with red patterning in their eyes and feet. They have brown bars and an ice blue lateral line.

Diego Suárez

This locality doesn't have a predetermined appearance. This is because they change color so much it is difficult for us to give it a basic description. However, their most common coloration is green with maroon-red colored bars and eyes (very similar to the Vohemar locality, although they come from geographically diverse regions of Madagascar).



This locality pretty unknown locality is amongst the rarest. These chameleons show a blueish coloration with some red spots or bars. When stressed or excited, the red disappears, leaving them with fully white coloration. They are also locally known as "snowballs".


Soanierana Ivongo

Much like this locality's neighbors, these specimens possess a grayish-blue coloration and some red banding spread all throughout their bodies.



These chameleons are amongst the most picturesque of them all. They possess an orange-yellowish coloration, that curiously enough turns green when they get stressed, which is pretty much the opposite of what most chameleons do.

(I apologize for the quality of the image, it's the best I could find).


Similarly to the Tamatave and Antahala localities, the Manambato panther chameleon is predominantly red with some white coloration on the head and neck. Additionally, their crests and lateral line are also white. Some species also possess some green patterning throughout the top of their bodies.

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